Charlotte welcomes the NBA All-Star game

150,000 visitors are expected to attended events surrounding the NBA All-Star game this weekend.
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150,000 visitors are expected to attended events surrounding the NBA All-Star game this weekend.

Théoden Janes has spent 12 years covering entertainment and pop culture for the Observer. He also thrives on telling emotive long-form stories about extraordinary Charlotteans and — as a veteran of 20-plus marathons and two Ironman triathlons — occasionally writes about endurance and other sports.